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The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

by Steven V. Edelman William H. Polonsky Jay S. Skyler Roszler Janis

When you or a loved one has diabetes, it can bring stress, tension, and worry into your relationship. Using current medical information, skill-building exercises, questionnaires, personal anecdotes, and humor, The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes helps readers gain control of their diabetes and reach a new level of confidence in their relationships.In this book, three experts deliver advice on issues such as handling nagging friends and relatives, injecting insulin discreetly while dining out, bringing up the subject of blood sugar highs and lows before turning out the bedroom lights, and avoiding diabetes urgencies becoming emergencies. Also included are practical tools like exercises, quizzes, questions, checklists, and coping strategies.According to the American Diabetes Association, over 29 million people in the US have diabetes-nearly 10% of the population. There is a great urgency to not only better understand the physical effects of diabetes, but the emotional and interpersonal ones as well. The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes helps readers take control of their diabetes; deal with fears, feelings, and emotions; enlist support from family, friends, and online resources; have diabetes and a fulfilling sex life; and discover the communication tools needed to build better relationships.

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